01/30/17

Know-Nothing Catholics on Muslim Immigration – Crisis Magazine

“In order to protect Americans, the United States must ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes toward it and its founding principles.” ∼ Executive order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United  States It can be expected that Catholic bishops will respond with dismay to President Trump’s order banning …

Source: Know-Nothing Catholics on Muslim Immigration – Crisis Magazine

01/9/17

Scorseses Silence: Many Martyrs—Little Redemption – Crisis Magazine

The official trailer for the newly released Martin Scorsese film Silence gives the impression this movie is about missionaries in Japan and how Catholics bravely endured persecution for the sake of the Faith. That however is not the real focus of this very disturbing movie and movie-goers should not be lured into believing they are …

Source: Scorseses Silence: Many Martyrs—Little Redemption – Crisis Magazine

12/27/16

Martyrs Know Apostasy Can Not Be Justified – Crisis Magazine

A recent article in First Things by J.D. Flynn reflects upon Shusaku Endo’s 1966 Japanese novel Silence, now being released as a film directed by Martin Scorcese (which should tell you something). The tale follows an idealistic Jesuit missionary who, towards the end of the story, well, in Flynn’s words: At its pivotal moment, Silence’s protagonist, the Jesuit missionary …

Source: Martyrs Know Apostasy Can Not Be Justified – Crisis Magazine

03/28/16

Georgia governor vetoes religious liberty bill amid boycott threats | Fox News

Facing threats of a massive economic boycott, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday he will veto a controversial religious liberty bill that critics describe as anti-gay and supporters describe as necessary to protect their religious rights.

Source: Georgia governor vetoes religious liberty bill amid boycott threats | Fox News